Whether you live to work, work to live or love to work, healthy work/life balance is necessary, so that work doesn't take on a life of its own.
Workaholics tend to lose themselves in work, sometimes driven by innate
passion and the desire to be the best they can be in their respective work roles.
The flip side of the coin is the workaholic who is driven by demons i.e. living beyond their means or being stuck in a job they hate but desperately need. For others, work provides an escape from personal problems.
When you look in the mirror and see your job description staring back at you, it's time to take pause. While there's nothing wrong with your identity being reflected in your work, if you don't know who you are outside of it, you've got a problem. If any of these aforementioned challenges sound familiar, ask yourself:
Keep in mind, nothing changes until you identify the problem and then... work on it!
"Nothing will work unless you do." Maya Angelou
A Good Read:
"Love and Work: How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do it For The Rest of Your Life" by Marcus Buckingham
To learn more about how to navigate the pitfalls and challenges of work, click here.
I coach women of all ages, but my specialty is coaching women at midlife and beyond.